MLB Picks: Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Angels (23-28) and Los Angeles Dodgers (21-28) will continue an MLB interleague series Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET on ESPN

Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 

The Los Angeles Angels had their season-high eight-game winning streak snapped Monday

The Los Angeles Angels had their season-high eight-game winning streak snapped Monday

The Los Angeles Angels had their season-high eight-game winning streak snapped Monday, as they suffered an 8-7 setback to the Dodgers as -117 road favorites, while going OVER the total for the first time in four contests.  “It’s unfortunate, because the offense obviously supported the pitching,” commented Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson.  The Angels are still 13-6 in their last 19 games of this Freeway Series, including a 9-4 mark at this ballpark.  Los Angeles is 12-23 at night this season, with the OVER going 24-11 in that situation.

Angels starting pitcher Joe Blanton (1-7, 6.19 ERA) has led the club to back-to-back victories, including a 5-4 road win over the Kansas City Royals last time out, as he allowed two runs and seven hits over 6.1 innings.  The right-hander is 1-4 with a 5.02 ERA in five road outings, with opposing hitters batting .325 against him.  In six career games versus the Dodgers, Blanton has tallied a 2-0 record and 3.26 ERA.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games, with the OVER cashing in the last three affairs.  “That was a great win for us,” commented Dodgers utility infielder Nick Punto.  “We were just fighting the whole time.”  First baseman Adrian Gonzalez led the charge offensively, finishing 4-for-4 with four runs scored.  He entered the series opener hitting .371 at home, which ranked third in the NL, with outfielder Carl Crawford sitting just behind him with a .363 average.  Los Angeles is 5-5 as home favorites of -125 to -150 this season, with the OVER going 8-2 in that situation.

Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2, 3.30 ERA) has watched the club alternate wins and losses over his last five appearances, as he picked up a 9-2 road victory over the Milwaukee Brewers last time out—surrendering two runs and six hits over 7.1 frames.  The left-hander is 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA in four home starts, with opposing hitters batting .228 against him.  Ryu will be facing the Angels for the first time in his career.

Sports bettors will likely back the Angels due to their 13-6 record in their last 19 games in this series.

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